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  1. I didn't see a topic started on it here, so forgive me if it has been mentioned. http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=23&itemid=14715 This is more what I want to see from Marvel select. I have been passing up most of their toys because of the lack of villians and truely unique characters deserving a more complex sculpt or design. While I am aware of the popularity of the main characters, how many different versions of Wolvie, Spidy, and Hulky are we really going to need? We did get one fairly good Abomination figure from ToyBiz, which was really lacking in a lot of ways because it was only a $10.00 item after all, but it is also obveous we are not getting much in the way of ML sized items from Hasbro any more, even granted a few 2 packs, the figures will not be big, hulky characters, and less than average detailing in sculpt or paint. Anything like Ulik the Troll, an in scale Bi-Beast, Or an obscure character like Watcher from Hasbro? No. Those are the things I want to see as large, detailed toys, not G.I.Joe/StarWars formatted slot fitters. This new Abomination shows what we could be getting if MS would spend a little more time on obscure, unusual looking Marvel characters that we will no longer get from Hasbro or ToyBiz. I want to see a new Man Thing in MS, or Sauron, or any number of weird looking marvel characters Marvel is famous for. In the mean time I gotta wait for another wave of Wolverines and Spiderman figures to spend time warming the pegs before I can even get this awesome Abomination figure. Which, might prevent a lot of vendors from ordering it if there is no new shelf space. If MS wants to move their products, they might try making something new and fresh like that more often.
  2. Or maybe even more notably the extra $4.00 - $5.00 per item. People aren't exactly making more money these days on the average, and paying even more for an action figure is not on most parents priorities.
  3. Yeah, that was my whole point about ordering online, most of the online stores don't even recognize that the assortment has been changed yet. It was originally said to be 2 - 4 figure waves or sets, but that's obveously not the "case". (pun intended.) @loll@ BBTS put up the other case of 3 figure to match the first case of 5. So now the case assortments are 1st case: 2x Wendigo 2x Skaar, Son of HULK 2x End HULK 1x King HULK 1x She HULK 2nd case assortment is: 2x Absorbing Man 2x Doc Samson 2x Grey HULK, "also known as Dale Keown HULK" 1x King HULK 1x Wendigo This boils down to She-HULK being short packed and 1 extra Wendigo figure, so if I were to buy both cases, it would give me nearly 2 complete Fing Fang Foom sets, minus the She-HULK & parts. Price wise, it makes them about $15.00 a piece by the case, but if I were to only order them by the sets, it would cost $20.00 a pop. That means if I were to only get single figures of them online, it would cost me $160.00 + for just 1 FFF set! I have 0 chance of finding the whole set at mass market retail, so this is nearly my only option. @hmmm@
  4. After seeing the improoved prototypes and accessories like the Isz set, I decided to order their whole set with Mr. Gone, which I wouldn't have done based on the first prototypes shown at the Toy Fair. I think a lot of people need to drop the Shocker hate thing and move on.
  5. I don't know about the 3.75" line or TOYS 'R' US, but I got my Wink figure at Hot Topic about a week ago. Wink is an awesome item, one of the best values for this year! At 9 1/2" he was really crammed in the clam-shell, couldn't even pack him with his head up! Although I still like Sammael better, Wink has some great features, especially the ball & Chain fist weapon, which can be interchanged with the open hand. He's also solid plastic, not rotocast like some of Mezco's bigger items, so he's really heavy! Since the head design isn't accurate to the way he looks in the movie, Mezco gave us the option of getting the right head with a mail in form and the UPC bar code!
  6. This whole release has been weird, because I've been having a heck of a time trying to find a good place to pre-order these online, and most online retailers haven't been able to offer any solid listings. ToyRocket has had them up as "Back order" for an age, and some of the other out fits offer a kinda "We don't know what we're getting for sure or when we're getting them, but you can place an order anyway." tactic. The BigBadToyStore just listed a case of 8 up for pre-order at $119.99, and the case only has 2x Wendego, 2x End HULK, 2x Scarr, 1x She HULK, 1x King HULK. So they still don't even have the other figures to offer while the whole set seems to be popping up at retail. @grumpy@
  7. They look pretty good to me! I want this line more than any other out this year! Glad to see Hasbro is finally getting better sculpts on their Marvel Legends, even if they still have problems with the paint apps.
  8. I know there isn't a lot of fans of Attack of the Living Dead figures, but this is a heads up for any that might be here. The GLOW-IN-THE-DARK versions have finally arrived, and they are limited to only 100 sets! hey are also available to the genral public, so you don't have to join the club or be a member to get them, but the price is not for the meek or faint of heart, $60.00 + S/H. Here's some links to the best pics I could find, because I can't take that good a pics of things like this. http://board.mezco.net/showthread.php?t=13130 http://board.spawn.com/forums/showthread.p...ght=Radioactive
  9. From what I've heard, Wal-Mart won't be carring the first set until thay see how the sales do for the line at other retailers. That probably knocks out about 1/4 of the sales for this set right off the bat, so people better buy them where they can to improove vendor support.
  10. I've been pretty much staying out of any Marvel topic since Hasbro took over the line, because it's pretty pointless for me to even attempt to describe the level of dissapointment and agravation I feel about these toys, especailly to people who can't seem to see anything wrong with them. Wether it's because of the blinding devotion to Marvel related characters, the lack of basic awareness of what toy makers are actually capable of producing, or the possible fact that these opinions belong to kids who are just too young to know any better, they don't see what I see. I've been collecting action figures for over 20 years, and I've got everything from high end collectable figures from Japan that cost me over $100.00 a pop, to super cheap & junky things like TMNT items, and I can honestly say these look horrible. HULK is probably my favorite Marvel character, and while I have bought a lot of dissapointing HULK figures from ToyBiz, they actually look pretty good compaired to this. The only good thing I can say about them is the character selection covers some of my most wanted HULK related characters, kind of like the new Fantastic Four ML set, but also like the FF set, these will look like total junk when the actual products hit the pegs, because Hasbro will ruin what few, if any, good qualities these pics show off. As has already been pointed out, those are hand painted prototypes, so the non glossy paint looks more like real skin, which we know will not be the case on the actual figures unless something pretty drastic motovates Hasbro to change their tactics. Hasbro will produce some heavily photo-shopped pictures that people will go ga-ga over some time next year, and then they'll show off some more doctored-up figs at Toy Fair, or some such show, that will be "well recieved", so when the actual products come out we'll have more cheap looking kiddy toys to show for it. @grumpy@ Yeah the sculpters who do these probably also sculpt the products for Marvel Toys, and both Hasbro and Marvel Toys are working for Marvel, so they even share the same molds for a lot of figures, like the recent Ann O'brian has the exact same hands as She-HULK, but the Devil is in the detail. Hasbro ML loose the detail in the translation from the original sculpt, and may even deliberately downgrade to make the molding process easier, so the Hasbro figures look like slightly melted candle wax! Remember what the original Blob prototype looked like? Now imagine that kind of a detail downgrade on these already pretty bland looking HULK figures. So now people just expect the final product to never look as good as the prototype, which I think is a more realistic point of view, but the idea of HULK figs that actually look worse than these cartoony looking jokes is not a good selling point to me. In the mean time Marvel Toys managed to deliver a PITT that was so near as good as the prototype, that the only thing I could even find they missed on the actual product was the paint apps on his nails/claws and the snap on his vest! People keep complaining about how bad the Witchblade figure was, well now try making that comparison with the new Ann o'brian from the second set! Ann has the She-HULK beat on all articulation for range of movement, count, and design. (Not to mention looks!) This Valkerie figure looks like the kind of female figures we got ten years ago. @loll@ As a HULK enthusiest I have to say, buying these would be a worse insult to the character than the worst ToyBiz items were, and that's pretty darn bad. As for the people who actually like them, I think they would buy snow cones if they lived in the North Pole! @smilepunch@
  11. Sold out already. Man, I hope I don't have problems finding them later, or I'm gonna kick my self for not ordering Clayface yesterday. @grumpy@ I'm really not crazy about paying $30.00+ for a $10.00 toy just to find it on a peg later on, but then Doomsday was the only one I never found on the peg.
  12. While a lot of people don't see any purpose in bashing one company and supporting another, because it get so personal, you might consider the idea that taking a stand might actually improove the quality of the products made by all companies. You can say what you want about some of these looking bad, but some of the stuff Hasbro is making looks just as bad or worse, and people still buy them because they are addicted to Marvel related characters. What kind of statement does that make to Hasbro? Here's how I read it. "As long as I get Iron-Man, HULK, THOR, Spiderman, Wolverine, ect, I will buy whatever they make." Which is exactly what a big license mongering company like Hasbro wants to hear, and exactly why they got the Marvel license. If Marvel Toys can make even a moderate success out of this line, with all it obscure, less-than-Marvel-popular characters to work with, and cuts into Hasbro's over-all profits even 1/5 or a quarter, it just might force Hasbro to either take notice and do a better job, or at least drop the figure license as unprofitable for some one else to give it a try, but either way the product might evolve and/or benifit from such actions. This isn't just about one line from one company, it's about the industry as a whole, and you need to start looking at the bigger picture if you want to get better toys of your favorite characters. This is why I say that even if you are not familliar with the character, if you are even the least bit impressed with the way a figure looks, put your dang money down on it and make a statment for toy quality and not just for company propaganda.
  13. Maybe they don't want her doing things like this; There are some draw backs to having articulated fingers, like having freedom of expression! @smilepunch@ #US1#
  14. Have I seen 'em? Na, not really. Neither has Overtkill, but I think he's about to see one! @hmmm@ @loll@
  15. Hmm, let's see, on one hand we have Hasbro ML which have less articulation, paint apps, and sucky little BAFs that they pack in 8 figure sets that cost $90.00 to collect, and on the other hand we have DCSH from MATTEL, which often look better, but are less articulated and are plagued with tons of repaints and rehashes of the same characters over and over, with maybe some future BAFs that will be regular sized figures. @loll@ Yeah, them LCBH are just horrible! I know who I'm going to Hang out with! @firedevil@
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